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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548882/finding-conducting-and-nurturing-science-a-virologist-s-memoir
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Anna Marie Ann Skalka Skalka
My laboratory investigations have been driven by an abiding interest in understanding the consequences of genetic rearrangement in evolution and disease, and in using viruses to elucidate fundamental mechanisms in biology. Starting with bacteriophages and moving to the retroviruses, my use of the tools of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics has spanned more than half a century-from the time when DNA structure was just discovered to the present day of big data and epigenetics. Both riding and contributing to the successive waves of technology, my laboratory has elucidated fundamental mechanisms in DNA replication, repair, and recombination...
May 26, 2017: Annual Review of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547379/concerning-the-importance-of-ontological-issues-for-cultural-psychology-a-reply-to-comments
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Irina A Mironenko
The paper continues the "ontological" discussion in IBPS, addressing the question of the importance of ontological issues for contemporary development of cultural psychology. The language psychological science speaks is considered as an ontological issue and a most topical one for cultural psychology, aiming at "constructing a psychology that is universal while being culture-inclusive" (Valsiner 2009, p.2). Ontological issues could stay implicit and neglected, as long as the 'etant, "the mode of being", "the particularities" were discussed within the circle of adherents of one and the same school, who implicitly had in mind the same 'entre...
May 25, 2017: Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546869/smoking-alcohol-and-drug-use-in-youth-and-adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Sydney Osland, Lauren Hirsch, Tamara Pringsheim
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests a relationship between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use, however most studies have focused on adolescents or young adults, or clinically ascertained samples. AIMS: To analyse population-based data on the relationship between ADHD and at-risk health behaviours in adolescents and adults. METHOD: Data were derived from a Statistics Canada population-based health survey...
May 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543615/improved-image-quality-and-reduced-power-deposition-in-the-spine-at-3-t-using-extremely-high-permittivity-materials
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Kirsten Koolstra, Peter Börnert, Wyger Brink, Andrew Webb
PURPOSE: To explore the effect of using extremely high permittivity (εr ∼1,000) materials on image quality and power requirements of spine imaging at 3 T. THEORY AND METHODS: A linear array of high permittivity dielectric blocks made of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) was designed and characterized by electromagnetic simulations and experiments. Their effect on the transmit efficiency, receive sensitivity, power deposition, and diagnostic image quality was analyzed in vivo in 10 healthy volunteers...
May 22, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543430/planet-an-ellipse-fitting-approach-for-simultaneous-t1-and-t2-mapping-using-phase-cycled-balanced-steady-state-free-precession
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Yulia Shcherbakova, Cornelis A T van den Berg, Chrit T W Moonen, Lambertus W Bartels
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the feasibility of a novel, ellipse fitting approach, named PLANET, for simultaneous estimation of relaxation times T1 and T2 from a single 3D phase-cycled balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) sequence. METHODS: A method is presented in which the elliptical signal model is used to describe the phase-cycled bSSFP steady-state signal. The fitting of the model to the acquired data is reformulated into a linear convex problem, which is solved directly by a linear least squares method, specific to ellipses...
May 22, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542080/manuscript-title-multidisciplinary-point-of-care-testing-in-south-african-primary-healthcare-clinics-accelerates-hiv-art-initiation-but-does-not-alter-retention-in-care
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Wendy S Stevens, Natasha M Gous, William B MacLeod, Lawrence C Long, Ebrahim Variava, Neil A Martinson, Ian Sanne, Regina Osih, Lesley E Scott
BACKGROUND: Lack of accessible laboratory infrastructure limits HIV antiretroviral (ART) treatment initiation, monitoring and retention in many resource-limited settings. Point-of-care testing (POCT) is advocated as a mechanism to overcome these limitations. We executed a pragmatic, prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing the impact of POCT versus standard-of-care (SOC) on treatment initiation and retention in care. METHOD: Selected POC technologies were embedded at 3 primary health clinics in South Africa...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542038/hypoxia-as-a-target-for-drug-combination-therapy-of-liver-cancer
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Cressida Bowyer, Andrew L Lewis, Andrew W Lloyd, Gary J Phillips, Wendy M Macfarlane
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third most frequent cause of cancer deaths worldwide. The standard of care for intermediate HCC is transarterial chemoembolization, which combines tumour embolization with locoregional delivery of the chemotherapeutic doxorubicin. Embolization therapies induce hypoxia, leading to the escape and proliferation of hypoxia-adapted cancer cells. The transcription factor that orchestrates responses to hypoxia is hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1). The aim of this work is to show that targeting HIF-1 with combined drug therapy presents an opportunity for improving outcomes for HCC treatment...
May 24, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542036/a-survey-of-renal-impairment-pharmacokinetic-studies-for-new-oncology-drug-approvals-in-the-usa-from-2010-to-early-2015-a-focus-on-development-strategies-and-future-directions
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Jim J Xiao, Jiyun S Chen, Bert L Lum, Richard A Graham
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a guidance document in 2010 on pharmacokinetic (PK) studies in renal impairment (RI) on the basis of observations that substances such as uremic toxins might result in altered drug metabolism and excretion. No specific recommendations for oncology drugs were included. We surveyed the publicly available FDA review documents of 29 small molecule oncology drugs approved between 2010 and the first quarter of 2015. The objectives were as follows: (i) summarize the impact of RI on PK at the time of the initial new drug application; (ii) identify limitations of the guidance; and (iii) outline an integrated approach to study the impact of RI on these drugs...
May 24, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541960/clinical-features-of-treated-and-untreated-type-1-idiopathic-macular-telangiectasia-without-the-occurrence-of-secondary-choroidal-neovascularization-followed-for-2-years-in-japanese-patients
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Rie Osaka, Chieko Shiragami, Aoi Ono, Mamoru Kobayashi, Yukari Takasago, Ayana Yamashita, Akitaka Tsujikawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical features of Type 1 idiopathic macular telangiectasia (IMT) followed up for 2 years. METHODS: Forty-nine patients with unilateral Type 1 IMT were examined. Thirty-one IMT eyes were treated with direct laser photocoagulation and/or intravitreal bevacizumab; the remaining 18 eyes, with good vision or slight macular edema, were untreated. Changes in best-corrected visual acuity and central retinal thickness between baseline and 24 months after the initial visit were examined...
May 24, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541258/paclitaxel-induced-painful-neuropathy-is-associated-with-changes-in-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-glycolysis-and-an-energy-deficit-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons
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Natalie A Duggett, Lisa A Griffiths, Sarah J L Flatters
Painful neuropathy is the major dose-limiting side effect of paclitaxel chemotherapy. Mitochondrial dysfunction and ATP deficit have previously been shown in peripheral nerves of paclitaxel-treated rats, but the effects of paclitaxel in the DRG have not been explored. The aim of this study was to determine the bioenergetic status of DRG neurons following paclitaxel exposure in vitro and in vivo. Utilising isolated DRG neurons, we measured respiratory function under basal conditions and at maximal capacity, glycolytic function and ADP/ATP levels at three key behavioural time-points; prior to pain onset (day 7), peak pain severity and pain resolution...
May 2, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540440/from-product-to-place-spatializing-governance-in-a-commodified-landscape
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Cora van Oosten, Moira Moeliono, Freerk Wiersum
This article analyzes the potential for landscape governance in large-scale commodity landscapes in Indonesia. It conceptualizes landscape governance as the spatialization of governance, which entails the interplay between natural-spatial conditions of place, public-private actor constellations, and policy responses. The article presents the case of a commodified oil palm landscape in West Kalimantan, where a potentially new type of landscape governance is emerging out of the experimental activities of an ecologically responsible commercial enterprise...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538769/participatory-methodologies-in-research-with-children-creative-and-innovative-approaches
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Viviane Ribeiro Pereira, Valéria Cristina Christello Coimbra, Clarissa de Souza Cardoso, Naiana Alves Oliveira, Ana Cláudia Garcia Vieira, Márcia de Oliveira Nobre, Magda Eliete Lamas Nino
Objective: To describe the use of participatory methodologies in research with children. Methods: Experience report with a qualitative approach, conducted with children between six and eleven years of age, from a municipal school in Pelotas and in the Psychosocial Children and Youth Care Center, in São Lourenço do Sul, both municipalities of the Rio Grande do Sul State. Data collection was based on records made in field and observation diaries, held from April to July 2016...
May 18, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538598/the-need-for-multidimensional-stratification-of-chronic-low-back-pain-lbp
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Yoga Raja Rampersaud, Andrew Bidos, Caroline Fanti, Anthony V Perruccio
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of Canadian LBP patients seeking primary care. OBJECTIVE: Determine which existing primary care LBP stratification schema is associated with distinct sub-populations as characterized by easily identifiable primary epidemiological factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Low back pain (LBP) is among the most frequent reasons for visits to primary care physicians and a leading cause of years lived with disability...
May 22, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538519/expression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factors-neurotrophin-3-and-neurotrophin-4-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-during-heroin-dependency-and-withdrawal
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Yixin Li, Baijuan Xia, Rongrong Li, Dan Yin, Yanlin Wang, Wenmei Liang
Neurotrophins, brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), and neurotrophin-4 (NT-4), have been implicated in the modulation of heroin dependency. This study was designed to explore the expression alterations of BDNF, NT-3, and NT-4 in the context of heroin dependence and withdrawal in the rat nucleus accumbens (NAc). Heroin dependence was induced by a progressive intraperitoneal treatment of heroin. The results showed that the expression levels of BDNF and NT-4 were significantly decreased in the NAc of rats with heroin addiction in comparison with the control group, whereas there was a significant increase in BDNF and NT-4 expressions in the groups of rats with both naloxone-induced and spontaneous withdrawal...
May 19, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538284/the-advance-study-a-groundbreaking-trial-to-evaluate-a-candidate-universal-antiretroviral-regimen
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Willem D F Venter, Polly Clayden, Celicia Serenata
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Current WHO-recommended first-line therapy in low-income and middle-income countries has been very successful in saving millions of lives but still has toxicity concerns and a low barrier to resistance. RECENT FINDINGS: Two candidate antiretrovirals may substantially transform first-line therapy in low-income and middle-income countries, yielding a safer, more robust and cheaper regimen. Tenofovir alafenamide carries toxicity and cost benefits over tenofovir disoproxil fumarate...
May 19, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538050/molecular-imaging-of-acute-cardiac-transplant-rejection-animal-experiments-and-prospects
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Yihan Chen, Li Zhang, Jinfeng Liu, Pingyu Zhang, Xiaoyuan Chen, Mingxing Xie
Acute rejection (AR) remains the biggest challenge during the 1st year after heart transplantation despite advances in immunosuppressive therapy. The early detection and curbing of AR are crucial to the survival of transplant recipients. However, as the gold standard for AR, endomyocardial biopsy has several limitations because of its inherent invasiveness and morbidity. Traditional imaging techniques such as echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging are of certain value for AR, but their diagnostic criteria and accuracy remain in question...
May 19, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538024/effects-of-vilazodone-on-suicidal-ideation-and-behavior-in-adults-with-major-depressive-disorder-or-generalized-anxiety-disorder-post-hoc-analysis-of-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trials
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Michael E Thase, John Edwards, Suresh Durgam, Changzheng Chen, Cheng-Tao Chang, Maju Mathews, Carl P Gommoll
Treatment-emergent suicidal ideation and behavior are ongoing concerns with antidepressants. Vilazodone, currently approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults, has also been evaluated in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Post-hoc analyses of vilazodone trials were carried out to examine its effects on suicidal ideation and behavior in adults with MDD or GAD. Data were pooled from vilazodone trials in MDD (four studies) and GAD (three studies). The incidence of suicide-related events was analyzed on the basis of treatment-emergent adverse event reporting and Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) monitoring...
May 19, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538023/magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-assessment-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphoedema-tissue-composition
#18
Marco Borri, Kristiana D Gordon, Julie C Hughes, Erica D Scurr, Dow-Mu Koh, Martin O Leach, Peter S Mortimer, Maria A Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to propose a magnetic resonance imaging acquisition and analysis protocol that uses image segmentation to measure and depict fluid, fat, and muscle volumes in breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL). This study also aims to compare affected and control (unaffected) arms of patients with diagnosed BCRL, providing an analysis of both the volume and the distribution of the different tissue components. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The entire arm was imaged with a fluid-sensitive STIR and a 2-point 3-dimensional T1W gradient-echo-based Dixon sequences, acquired in sagittal orientation and covering the same imaging volume...
May 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538018/low-serum-angiopoietin-1-high-serum-angiopoietin-2-and-high-ang-2-ang-1-protein-ratio-are-associated-with-early-onset-sepsis-in-surinamese-newborns
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Rens Zonneveld, Rianne Jongman, Amadu Juliana, Wilco Zijlmans, Frans Plötz, Grietje Molema, Matijs van Meurs
PURPOSE: Vascular inflammation and leakage in sepsis is mediated by Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) and -2 (Ang-2) and their phosphorylation of the endothelial Tie-2 receptor. Levels of Ang-2 change in adults and children during sepsis, which is associated with severity of sepsis. This study investigates levels of Ang-1 and Ang-2 in newborns to gain insight in the vascular pathophysiology of early onset sepsis (EOS) within 72 hours after birth. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed amongst 71 Surinamese newborns treated with antibiotics for suspected EOS and 20 control newborns...
May 22, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537994/changes-in-gait-parameters-after-femoral-derotational-osteotomy-in-cerebral-palsy-patients-with-medial-femoral-torsion
#20
Ha Yong Kim, Yong Han Cha, Jae Yong Byun, Young Sub Chun, Won Sik Choy
Medial femoral torsion (MFT) is a common pathologic gait in cerebral palsy (CP) children that can be corrected by femoral derotational osteotomy (FDO). It is not clearly known as to how much various gait parameters change after FDO. The aim of this study was to quantify changes in gait parameters after FDO. The study group included 19 young CP patients (28 limbs, age<20 years, average age: 13.2 years) with symptomatic MFT, treated with distal FDO. The study group was divided into two groups: the unilateral FDO group (UG) and the bilateral FDO group (BG)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
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